Banana + Brown Sugar Overnight Oats

With the return of Autumn, our mornings just got a whole lot busier. Don’t fret! These Banana + Brown Sugar Overnight Oats are a great way to start your day-off on the right foot.

This post is sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Manitoba! Although compensated for my  efforts, all opinions are my own. 

How are you adapting to the change of seasons? I am getting used to my new routine  and feeling I am fairing pretty well. This summer, my routine was roll-out of bed leisurely, make a strong cup of coffee and check-out the garden with my dog and then eventually eat breakfast. Now, with the return of reality (and vacation being a  distant memory), I need to start my day off energized, ready to go and take on anything the day throws at me. Breakfast is priority, especially with the training in my new role and my master’s courses! 

If you know me, you know that I am a planner. I make grocery lists, fill-up my calendar  weeks in advance and set some pretty hefty goals for myself. That’s how I keep going  and get what needs to be done, done. Of course, great meals are the actual fuel to my accomplishments and a delicious and filling breakfast is exactly what I need to start  my day off on the right foot (well that, and coffee and a few Blue Rodeo songs cranked  extra loud). It’s all in the planning with breakfast, too. If I plan ahead, I know I’ll eat well.

Enter the magic of overnight oats. I have sung their praises in the past here on Peppers & Pennies, but this is the first recipe for them that I have published and is it ever a treat!  Honestly, it’s not only such a relief to wake-up and know you don’t have to exert any extra effort too early in the AM. Plus, they are very affordable and boast a bunch of vitamins and minerals to fuel ya. Now that’s a win-win!

I’ve teamed-up with my friends from Dairy Farmers of Manitoba to bring you these  Banana + Brown Sugar Overnight Oats. Dairy Farmers of Manitoba represents all dairy farmers in the province. Fun fact! Did you know that all dairy farms in Manitoba are family owned and operated? I’ve had the pleasure of visiting one a few years back and I was so impressed by the level of care and love these hard-working farm families put into their animals and subsequent high-quality milk products.

So, not only will these overnight oats fuel you and support your goal-packed day, but they are also delicious. Like, really delicious! They border on dessert-for-breakfast  delicious and I will happily wake-up to these any morning! Especially with a yummy coffee!

When eating them at home (I work from home), I top the overnight oats with an extra  dollop or two of yogurt, brown sugar and some walnuts to help bring-in contrasting textures. Not to mention, it makes them absolutely Instagram worthy! I make these in any jar or container with a sealable lid, which makes them great for breakfasts on the go, too. I have been known to pack these for car camping trips in the cooler to start my day off with the energy to take on a day full of hiking.

Banana + Brown Sugar Overnight Oats

With the return of Autumn, our mornings just got a whole lot busier! These Banana + Brown Sugar Overnight Oats are a great way to start your day-off on the right foot.

Adapted with full permission from Dairy Farmers of Manitoba at  Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 2


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • Toppings: extra brown sugar, yogurt and/or walnuts


  • Find two 2-cup reusable containers with lids such as jars. In each of the containers, place half the oats at the bottom of the jar and half the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour half the milk into each container. 

  • Peel 2 bananas and slice, roughly 1 cm thick; divide banana slices equally among containers.

  • Top each container with half the yogurt. Cover tightly with lids; refrigerate  overnight (or for 8 hours).

  • Serve cold, mixed or unmixed with optional toppings of additional yogurt, brown sugar and walnuts.

Keyword Banana, brown sugar, milk, oats

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